Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Article by: Pictures Plus Staff
While we are known for our Koa Frames and Fine Art from local artists, we also have a specific type of artist that can help design a frame to compliment your memorabilia. When you visit a Pictures Plus store, you are greeted by our Custom Framing Designers that provides great customer support and knowledgeable experience while giving you the best tips on how your memorabilia can be displayed.
We would like to introduce our Custom Framing Portfolios from our Custom Framing Designers. Our Design Consultants have created some visually stunning custom framing that highly compliments our customers memorabilia and we would like to share their work with you. Our goal is not only to show what our custom framing designers can do but also give you ideas and examples on your next framing project.
Our first portfolio piece we would like to share done by Pat at the Kahala Mall, Pictures Plus Home store. A customer came in and wanted their child’s unique artwork framed. The artwork features a landscape that “pops” out at you giving a “3D” like appearance. A very good concept at a young age! The glossy black frame with a gold accent build-up compliments the artwork. This frame has a slight depth that enhances the artwork’s 3D-like effect.
The master of the airbrush, Dennis Mathewson, is coming to Pictures Plus at the Navy Exchange! He has some AWESOME new paintings. Drop by Pictures Plus at the NEX (open to the public) to meet the artist and see his new paintings. He will even be doing a LIVE DEMONSTRATION! Come in to the NEX and meet Dennis Mathewson on Saturday, July 16th from 1-4pm. Call Pictures Plus at the Navy Exchange for more info: 808-422-4854.
Kamehameha Day on June 11th is a State holiday celebrated in Hawai‘i. It was first established by royal decree by Kamehameha V in 1871 to honor his great grandfather, Kamehameha the Great. Kamehameha is credited with uniting the Islands of Hawai‘i. His ambition and knack for diplomacy earned him the title “Napoleon of the Pacific” among westerners. King Kamehameha’s full name is Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea.
You can celebrate Kamehameha Day by taking part in a number of events that harken back to ancient Hawai‘i such as floral parades and hula competitions. Or you can visit the statue of King Kamehameha in front of Ali‘iolani Hale or ‘Iolani Palace and place your lei on the King. However you decide to celebrate, please have a fun and safe Kamehameha Day!
The statue of King Kamehameha being draped in leis – a Kamehameha Day tradition.
With the release of the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, everybody has pirates on the mind. Here are a few fun pirate-inspired pieces, by the artist Thor, that will surely put some wind in your sails. Visit www.thorstor.com to see much more.
Don’t forget…Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th! Flowers and cards are “nice”, but why not give her something a little more befitting of all the caring and nurturing that your Mom has given you – something that will show your appreciation for her unconditional love? Here are a few Mother’s Day inspired framing ideas… read more…
To celebrate the Grand Opening of our new showroom at the Kahala Mall (Pictures Plus Home), we are marking down the prices on our Koa Offshore Collection 30-50%! Save even more when you buy more than one Offshore Collection piece. Buy two and get an additional $25 off the second. Buy three and get an additional $50 off the third and every piece after the third. This sale is at ALL STORES, but only until May 31 or while supplies last!
Honolulu, March 24, 2011: Local artist, Dennis Mathewson, teams up with Pictures Plus and Chromaco to help produce and auction off an original work of art. 100% of sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund. The painting is entitled Tomodachi which, in English, translates into friend or friends. It depicts two tikis – one tiki (representing Hawaii) sharing a sprouting coconut with the other tiki (representing Japan). The painting symbolizes the friendship between Hawaii and Japan, and the Kokua extended to Japan in the wake of the tsunami.
The original is being auctioned off on eBay. Limited edition giclée (zhee-clay) prints and smaller matted fine art prints are also being sold at all Pictures Plus locations. There are only forty giclée prints in the edition, being sold at $200 each. The matted fine art prints are being sold for $20 each. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Tomodachi original painting, limited edition giclées and the fine art prints will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Pictures Plus hopes to generate $20,000 or more to donate to the American Red Cross.
Dennis Mathewson, an artist and custom painter, created the painting. He airbrushed Tomodachi onto aluminum and utilized an array of airbrushing and freehand painting techniques to produce a painting with vibrant colors and fine details. Chromaco, a fine art printing company located in Iwilei, reproduced the painting and donated high-quality, limited edition giclée prints of the Tomodachi painting to Pictures Plus. All Pictures Plus stores are stocking Tomodachi fine art prints and limited edition giclées. The original will be displayed at Pictures Plus stores and Diamond Head Gallery on Oahu on the following dates:
March 24th – March 27th
Pictures Plus at the Ward Warehouse
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. #1500
Honolulu, HI 96814
March 28th – March 31st
Pictures Plus at the Pearl Highlands Shopping Center
1000 Kamehameha Hwy., Ste. #224
Pearl City, HI 96782
April 1st – April 4th
Diamond Head Gallery at Waikiki Beachwalk
226 Lewers St., Ste #139
Honolulu, HI 96815
April 5th – April 8th
Pictures Plus at the Navy Exchange (open to the public)
4725 Bougainville Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96818
April 9th – April 11th
Pictures Plus Home at the Kahala Mall
4211 Waialae Ave., Ste #G-06
Honolulu, HI 96816